Friday, 21 July 2017

butterfly challenge #82

Evening all!

I've really had to think about this one as it's a bit outside my comfort zone because orange isn't a colour I use very often.

I used Fossilised Amber oxide distress ink randomly over my piece of card then after drying pounced like mad with ordinary Spiced Marmalade distress ink on a piece of bubble wrap over the top to get an orange peel coloured base!

I used an embossing folder on my piece of card then  rubbed Inka Gold over the middle section and added the piece of ribbon underneath.

The flower pot was laying on my desk  so I attached  that  with silicone glue and a punched out butterfly to decorate the bottom of my card and and  scraps of gold mirri and white linen card using SU punches for the two matching  butterflies at the top.

I added a few gems for decoration but the top left hand corner looked empty after I'd put the card together  so I stencilled the dots to match the bottom section and  add balance to my card.

 This card really did just evolve as I made it but I was quite pleased with how it turned out in the end.   I would like to join in with Mrs A's  Butterfly Challenge blog #82

36 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

It might have been out of your comfort zone Barb but you've created a fantastic card, I love it.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Orange isn't a colour I'm too happy working with either and my card sort of 'grew' as well. I like what you've done here and the colour is just right with the combination of colours used. Great idea having the butterflies fluttering out of the pot.

Valerija said...

So gorgeous, love the butterflies and fab colours.
Valerija xx

Kathleen said...

Well you have done a fabulous job Barb, a really super card, love the use of the bubble wrap and the EF.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I love it when a card just evolves. After all that's what the butterflies do best. I love the addition of the flowerpot and your pouncing worked a treat. Thankyou for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

A super card Barb, you have created a fabulous background and your butterflies are pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Diane said...

Greetings Barb, love the design and colors.

Hugs Diane

Veerle said...

Step out of your comfort zone more often Barb because you do very well there. Your card is so beautiful and I am not really a fan of orange myself I must say it really like it here. Well done. Veerle xx

Glennis said...

It is a great result Barb, the stencilling really adds to it beautifully

Angela Radford said...

It's great Barb, I love it but then I like anything with dots! Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I think it's very pretty Barb and I really like the touch of stencilling. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Margaret said...

You should be well pleased with this card Barb. I really like the effect of the sponging especially in the left hand corner and the mirra card butterflies.
Hugs
Margaret M

meg said...

Beautiful card and background Barb, love the distressed appearance, the orange/marmalade hues are so beautiful.

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous, it pays to step outside the square of our comfort zone, love this.x [aNNie]

mamapez5 said...

I think the Orange Peel challenge took a lot of us out of our comfort zone, but I love your background. You have nailed it perfectly. The whole card has come together so well, and the dots top left were a good addition. Kate x

AlisonC said...

It's a pretty coloured background a great way to get colour and texture using bubble wrap. (Remember when we used to do that on walls with plastic bags?) I like the look of the inka gold on the embossing.

Cara said...

A gorgeous looking card, love all the layers of ink x

Gerrina said...

Love the soft orange background and it stages the elements so beaitifully! ope you have a good weekend!

Sue said...

Really lovely Barb love that background hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

this looks beautiful to me Barb - orange is working very well!!! Big hugs rachel x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Barb, I love the colours and the butterflies are so pretty, I love the little pot and it looks like the butterfly is flying out of it, it's a fabulous design, Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a wonderful card and the inking is fab.
The the gold in the centre, and the beautiful butterflies.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice said...

A lovely card Barb. Fabulous how you changed the look of the embossing folder with the inking.
Janice x

hazel said...

This is such a gorgeous card, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Mia said...

Your card is beautiful, Barb. I love the colours and the golden butterflies!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb, how beautiful! What a charming card, so elegant and just wonderful inking! The flower pot and lovely butterflies just make your card shine - lovely work!

Maxine D said...

A fabulous card Barb - love the stenciled corner at the top - it really does finish the card beautifully
Blessings
Maxine

SARN said...

Well done on getting outside your comfort zone! Lovely result xxx

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card,Barb.Love the butterflies.Have a nice day.

Gr,Sylvia.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Barb perfect for the challenge

Anne

Greta said...

Really lovely card, Barb! I really like the stenciled dots balancing out the dry embossing--great design! Sure wish I could send you some of our sun--we have way more than we need!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Barb, lovely design. I don't often use orange on my cards either, which is probably why I keep putting off making a card for the Butterfly Challenge this fortnight. However, I've just realised that the challenge closes in a few hours, so I'd better get my skates on.....thanks for the reminder. xx

Donna said...

This turned out fabulous Bard, I had a hard time with this challenge too, orange is not a color I use often, I barely made it.

Donna said...

I shy away from orange like it has some highly infectious disease I could catch, so I applaud you for making this card, Barb. It works beautifully... xxx

Tina Z. said...

great technique and stunning card!

Craftychris said...

Love how you have used the embossing folder, fab colour and love the bubble wrap orange peel effect and the Inca Gold too! xxx